Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Color tinting

I am doing a sort of study on color tinting. You know, its when you add color to your stitchery with either crayons or colored pencil. This is a design by
Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill. 
It was lots of fun to do!

Then I decided to try it on a design of my own.  I began with crayons, coloring in the whole background with white and then adding the color.
Then I added the stitching and some colored pencil detail. I couldn't stop there and ended up using watercolor pencils.

When I am finished the whole thing will be heat set with and iron, pressing from the back onto a piece of scrap muslin (in case some of the color comes off)
What do you think?